Tips For Heating Up Your Home, Not Your Utility Bill

Don’t let cold weather turn up the heat on your utility bills this month.  Save money and energy by utilizing these easy tips:

Keep It Clean

Dirty air filters can restrict airflow and increase monthly utility costs. Make sure to change them once a month, or as recommended by the manufacturer.

Wear Layers

Instead of turning the thermostat up another degree, try throwing on a heavy sweater or thick socks. Bundling up is easy, cozy and free!

Upgrade Your Thermostat

Smart thermostats–like Nest–are a great investment. Besides learning your temperature preferences, a smart thermostat app can sense when you aren’t home and adjust your home thermostat to conserve energy.

Bonus: Check for rebates available in your area by entering your zip code HERE.

Conserve Hot Water

Did you know that 90% of the energy used when doing laundry comes from heating water? Using the Cold setting, when possible, is a great way to reduce home energy consumption. Experts also say that cutting your daily shower in half can save you up to 33% on water heating costs.